JORHAT, Feb 20 � Carrying forward the century-old horse racing organised by British officials in 1877, the equestrian skills of Mising riders will be put to test once again in the open field of Gymkhana Club here on Friday and Sunday with more than 100 participants.
The horse race is part of the historical Jorhat Race which include car rally and some traditional sports events including tug-of-war. Today, a car rally was organised by the historical club on the eve of the horse race. �This time winners will get pure silver bricks costing over Rs 5,000 and the runners-up will get 2,500,� said the treasurer of the race organising club Hardeep Singh Matharu. The major event that is called Governor�s Cup Race will be held on Sunday.
�This race may not attract maximum number of people, but it has been organised every year for preservation of the horse breed that is found in our nearby areas along the Brahmaputra bank,� said Prabhat Bezboruah, one of the organisers.